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VC241   William McBean

BORN   1 January 1818

DIED   23 June 1878  AGE   60

VC Won  11 March 1858   AGE   40

Place VC Won  Begum Bagh, Lucknow

War/Campaign  The Indian Mutiny

Name   William McBean   No.    

VC Issue No.   241   Awards   VC   

Regiment   93rd Regiment

Later   Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, Princess Louise's

Now   5th  Battalion Royal Regiment of Scotland - disbanded July 2012

Rank VC Won   Lieutenant

Rank End Of Career   Major-General

Place Of Birth   Inverness, Highlands, Scotland

Place Of Death   Herbert Military Hospital, Shooter's Hill, London, England

Buried/Location Ashes   Grange Cemetery, Beaufort Road, Edinburgh, Scotland


Date Buried/Cremated   2 July 1878

Headstone   Headstone   Plot/Grave no.   Section I, Lair 91-92

Gazetted   24 December 1858

VC Presented   06 February 1859, Major-General Sir R Garrett, Umbeyla, Peshawar, India


P  Headstone, Grange Cemetery, Beaufort Road, Edinburgh

By The Way…

Held every rank from Private to Major-General

VC Held By

Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Regimental Museum, The Castle, Stirling, Scotland



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